Charlie Kuether, the principal at Mesa's Pilgrim Lutheran School, will retire June 30 after 32 years at the school. Pilgrim Lutheran School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade at 3257 E. University Drive. It opened in 1971, just seven years before Kuether's arrival.
A celebration was held for Kuether in May, with more than 200 people attending. He spent 42 years in education.